SimpleLink CC26x2 SW Development Kit


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SimpleLink CC26x2 SW Development Kit


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SimpleLink™ CC26x2 Wireless MCU LaunchPad™ Development Kit


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Please note that this version of the SimpleLink CC26x2 SDK is for early evaluation only and is validated with pre-production silicon. Software compatibility after updated silicon is released is not guaranteed.

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The SimpleLink CC26x2 Software Development Kit (SDK) provides a complete package for the development of multi-standard, Bluetooth® Low Energy, Zigbee®, Thread, and 802.15.4-based applications for the SimpleLink CC26x2R wireless MCUs.

Bluetooth Low Energy

The SimpleLink™ CC26x2 Software Development Kit (SDK) includes the Texas Instruments royalty-free Bluetooth low energy (BLE) software protocol stack (BLE5-Stack) component supporting development of single-mode Bluetooth 5 applications on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F based SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2642R wireless MCU, SimpleLink Multi-Standard CC2652R, and SimpleLink Multi-Band CC1352R wireless MCUs. The BLE5-Stack includes all necessary software, sample applications and documentation to quickly get started with the development of standalone and network processor BLE applications. Refer to the feature set below and SDK release notes for a detailed description of the features available in this SDK.


The SimpleLink CC26x2 SDK includes tools, application examples, documentation and source code of the Thread 1.1 networking protocol based on openthread (, supporting development of Thread applications on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F based SimpleLink Multi-Standard CC2652R and SimpleLink Multi-Band CC1352R wireless MCUs. Example applications such as a door lock, window shades, thermostat and temperature sensor applications, based on Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) running atop of the Thread networking stack are released to kick-start the SW design of end equipment sets. Additionally, the SimpleLink CC26x2 SDK includes a Command-Line Interface (CLI) application and a Network Co-Processor (NCP) implementation, which can be used in combination with a host Thread border-router agent software as a whole Thread border router reference solution (

Zigbee stack

The SimpleLink CC26x2 SDK supports a Zigbee solution, which runs on the SimpleLink MCU framework (TI-RTOS, CCS) and supports development of Zigbee applications on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F based SimpleLink Multi-Standard CC2652R wireless MCU. The Zigbee plugin supports the latest Zigbee 3.0 specification contains everything needed for a Zigbee compliant solution, including tools, application examples, documentation, and source code. It also includes a Zigbee Pro compliant Zigbee stack, as well as example applications such as door lock, light, switch, temperature sensor and thermostat. The Zigbee plugin also includes support for Zigbee Network Processor configuration, which can be used in two chip architectures where the host implements the Cluster Library and the Zigbee applications..

TI 15.4 Stack
The TI 15.4-Stack is an IEEE 802.15.4-based star topology networking solution for the 2.4 GHz band. This stack can be used as a foundation MAC layer as a starting point to build complete IoT stacks on. The 2.4 GHz TI 15.4-Stack supports development of 802.15.4 based applications on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F based SimpleLink Multi-Standard CC2652R and SimpleLink Multi-Band CC1352R wireless MCUs.

SimpleLink Platform
The SimpleLink CC26x2 SDK is part of TI’s SimpleLink MCU platform, offering a single development environment that delivers flexible hardware, software and tool options for customers developing wired and wireless applications. For more information about the SimpleLink MCU Platform, visit

This release is available royalty-free to customers using TI’s SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2642R, Multi-standard CC2652R and multi-band CC1352R wireless MCUs.



  • Seamless OAD upgrade between BLE, Zigbee, Thread, and 802.15.4

Bluetooth 5

  • Bluetooth 5 core specification support (LE-only) for High Speed 2 Mbps mode, non-periodic Advertising Extensions (AE), Long Range broadcasts and connections using the LE Coded PHYs
  • Implements all previous core Bluetooth 4.0 / 4.1 and 4.2 features including LE Secure Connections, Data Length Extension and Privacy 1.2.x
  • Backwards compatible with devices implementing the Bluetooth 4.2 / 4.1 / 4.0 standard
  • Project Zero sample application demonstrates typical peripheral role operations such as controlling LEDs, identifying button states and sending strings of data from a smartphone to the LaunchPad
  • Standalone Peripheral, Broadcaster and Central sample applications to jump start development
  • Simultaneous multiple master and/or slave connections with Multirole sample application
  • Network Processor configuration for enabling BLE on existing non-wireless MCU applications
  • Support for on-chip Over-the-Air Download (OAD) and secure off-chip with signed firmware images for updating device firmware wirelessly from PC or smartphone applications
  • Integrates with the second generation Sensor Controller Engine (SCE) for ultra-low power sensor applications
  • Full integration with TI-RTOS and TI Drivers for automatic device power management and control of on board peripherals such as ADC, I2C, SPI, UART, timers, and crypto accelerators


  • Based on Thread 1.1 openthread, update to the latest version on openthread
  • Thread 1.1 support
  • Command Line Interpreter (CLI), Network-CoProcessor (NCP)
  • Easy Integration with border router agent on openthread border router repository
  • CoAP-based applications (Door Lock, Shade, Temperature Sensor, Thermostat)
  • Power management optimizations
  • Full border router support with off-Thread mesh commissioning and Thread commissioning app
  • FCC Test Mode command support

Zigbee stack

  • Zigbee Pro 2015 support
  • Zigbee 3.0 support
  • Example applications: door lock, door lock controller, thermostat, light, switch
  • Zigbee Network Processor
  • Zigbee OTA protocol support
  • Compatibility with Z-Stack Linux Gateway

TI 15.4-Stack

  • Non-Beacon mode
  • Pre-shared key AES security
  • 250 kbit/s OQPSK-DSSS
  • Sensor and collector (CSS and IAR) applications
  • 802.15.4 MAC certification-ready for Zigbee
  • Power management optimizations

Technical Documents
White papers (3)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 892 05 Dec 2018 0
PDF 762 07 Nov 2018 0
PDF 941 01 Mar 2018 0
More literature (3)
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PDF 209 14 Jan 2019 0
PDF 259 04 Jan 2019 0
PDF 141 05 Nov 2018 0

Development Tools (5)

Name Part Number Tool Type
SmartRF Studio  SMARTRFTM-STUDIO  Calculation Tools 
XDS200 USB Debug Probe  TMDSEMU200-U  Debug Probes/Analyzers 
Uniflash Standalone Flash Tool for TI Microcontrollers (MCU), Sitara Processors & SimpleLink devices  UNIFLASH  Flash Programming Tools 
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)  CCSTUDIO  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 
Sensor Controller Studio  SENSOR-CONTROLLER-STUDIO  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules  ( 1 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
SimpleLink™ Multi-Standard CC26x2R Wireless MCU LaunchPad™ Development Kit  LAUNCHXL-CC26X2R1  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Devices (2)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC2642R  SimpleLink Bluetooth® low energy CC2642R wireless MCU  SimpleLink Solutions 
CC2652R  SimpleLink Multi-Standard CC2652R Wireless MCU  SimpleLink Solutions 

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